Christian education at St. Matthew’s

Though St. Matthew’s is once again open for in-person services, some of our activities continue to be offered online. Please see how our activities are currently being offered under each activity below.

You don’t need to be a member of St. Matthew’s to attend our in-person or online activities. All are welcome and we look forward to you joining us for conversation and community!

 

Bible study

Time: Wednesday 12 PM – 1 PM

Zoom: Contact Kevin Flynn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join us on Zoom to study the Gospel reading for the following Sunday.

You will find the reading for the following Sunday on page two of the service bulletin or you can visit the Anglican Lectionary and locate the reading by changing the date in the Show new date search box.

You can read the Gospel reading on the Bible Gateway (NRSV) website. You can also download a NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) Bible app from Google Play or the App Store.

The group is co-led by Rev. Geoff Chapman and Canon Kevin Flynn.

 

Conversations

Time: Sundays, 9 -10 AM

Contact: Janice Sonnen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-709-1209

Conversations is led by Canon Jim Beall. Join us in the Chapel Sundays at 9 AM for a focused look at the readings for Sunday. The readings for the week can be found in the bulletin for that Sunday, or in the previous Sunday's bulletin on page 2 or 3.

At this time, the group is meeting in-person only and is not being held on Zoom.

 

Meditation

There are two meditation sessions each week.

Time: Monday, 7:15 PM – 8 PM

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83893734708 Meeting ID: 838 9373 4708

Time: Wednesday, 11 AM – 12 PM

Zoom: Contact Sue Rayner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-233-8380

The meditation group is part of the worldwide organization called World Community for Christian Meditation. We open with a brief recorded talk by founder Fr. John Main or by another teacher. After the talk, the group meditates in silence for 20-25 minutes, generally using a prayer word or phrase. We then close with a simple prayer. The group is a wonderful way to support a daily practice or just take time to sit in openness to God's presence.

For more information on the Monday session contact Canon Kevin Flynn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information on the Wednesday session contact Susan Rayner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


Learning and activities for children and youth

Sunday school classes and Youth group meetings inside the church are on hold until further notice.

Sunday School

The Rector hopes to offer online content as well as outdoor activities this fall.

If your child or children would like to participate in any of our activities, please contact the church office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-234-4024.

Children performing the Christmas story at St. Matthew's

Children tell the Christmas story

Children watching the Christmas Pageant at St. Matthew's

Young visitors watching Christmas Pageant

Children making crafts at St. Matthew's Sunday School

Creativity at the crafts table

Youth Group

The Rector hopes to offer online content as well as outdoor activities this fall.

We have two youth groups: one for ages 9 to 11 and another for 12 to 16.

The junior group activities range from Bible studies to board games, cooking, field trips and more. The senior group focuses on outreach.

Parish youth are encouraged to participate in all aspects of worship, including as servers, readers, choir members and volunteers.

Get involved! To participate, please contact the church office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-234-4024.

St. Matthews Youth Group in walk-a-thon raising funds for Centretown Emergency Food Centre

Youth Group at walkathon
raising funds for the Centretown Emergency Food Centre.

 

 

Last updated: November 30, 2021

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